Ocean’s 8 (2018)

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Ocean’s 8 surrounds Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock, getting out of prison and planning what may be the biggest jewelry heist ever at the Met Gala – a diamond necklace valued at 150 million dollars. For this heist she needs 7 other women and they just happen to be played by total superstars like Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and more.

Ocean’s 8 is a fun movie. The cast works great together and you can just relax, sit, and escape the real world for a little bit. Sandra Bullock plays the role of master manipulator very well, simply oozing confidence with every step. Anne Hathaway and Rihanna, I think are the other two standouts, though everyone is good in their role. Some women get more screen time than others, but they all serve their purpose in the film. And since the film takes place at the Met Gala, except tons of cameos by popular celebrities.

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Jessica Jones Season 2 (Netflix)

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The newest season of Jessica Jones dropped yesterday and I, personally, couldn’t wait for it. Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, is my favorite of the Marvel Netflix superheroes because she is such a deeply flawed, damaged human and rightfully so given all that has happened to her.

Season 2 is definitely not as good as season 1. Season 2 revolves more about Jessica’s past and her origin, all of which is interesting, but I think this season definitely lacks a center focus. With season 1 the focus was on Kilgrave, a villain played by David Tennant, and Jessica. But with Kilgrave gone, there wasn’t a main antagonist presented until about episode 5 which definitely made the first part of the season drag along. But the latter half of the season definitely picks up.

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One Day at a Time Seasons 1 & 2 (Netflix)

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One Day at a Time is a comedy Netflix original series surrounding the Alvarez family. A misfit, Latino family living in LA. This series is a typical sitcom, but one I enjoyed due to its social commentary on many problems people face today.

Penelope (Justina Machado) is a divorced mother of her two kids, Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) struggling to balance work and motherhood as a recent Army veteran. She has an overbearing Cuban mother who lives with her and an annoying landlord who seems to always be in her home.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Given my previous review of Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman, I thought that it would only be fitting to pair the giant female superhero blockbuster with the people that inspired her.

Wonder Woman revolves around Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), the Princess of Themyscira, who lives on an isolated island away from mankind with Amazon warriors, all of whom are women. When Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on the island, he alerts the Amazons of the war going on in the outside world, Diana believes that the Greek god of War, Ares, who her mother has always warned her about is behind World War I and joins Steve Trevor to the land of men in order to stop Ares once and for all.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a more under the radar film that centers around the unconventional life of the creator behind Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him to create the famous superhero.

2017 was the year for Wonder Woman, but I don’t think that many people were aware of this movie. I barely got the chance to see it now and let me just say that the performances all around were magnificent. Luke Evans stars as Professor Marston, Rebecca Hall stars as Elizabeth Marston (Professor Marston’s wife), and Bella Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne (their mutual romantic partner).

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1 (Amazon Prime)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a TV series on Amazon about an everyday all-American housewife in the late 50s who does everything for her husband. But once her seemingly perfect life is turned upside down, she finds a new outlet to express herself – standup comedy.

Rachel Brosnahan gives an outstanding performance as Miriam Maisel – a confident, hilarious, and highly fashionable woman. She by far is the best part of the show. I really love her chemistry with Susie (Alex Borstein), another woman not afraid to speak her mind and who becomes Miriam’s manager. By far the least interesting character is Joel (Michael Zegen), Miriam’s husband, who is bland and makes poor decisions.

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